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The University Of Georgia
Program name: English Philology
Study Level: Graduate
Program leader: Chkheidze Maia
Study language: Georgian
Qualification: MA in English Philology
Program capacity: 120
Program permission: Enrollment of students in the second level of academic higher education (master's programs) is carried out on the basis of the results of the unified master's exams or in accordance with the order of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia No. 224/N (December 29, 2011), after successfully passing the exam in the English language (written) and specialty (oral). On the basis of administrative registration and the order of the presidents (compulsory competence of the English language is determined by the B2 level). The language of instruction of the master's program is Georgian, although it includes an English language component (a number of study disciplines are conducted in English).
Program goals:

The primary goal of the master's program is to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the principal domains, prevailing trends, theories, and paradigms of modern philology. This program aims to equip students with the requisite theoretical and methodological frameworks that underpin modern philological discourse. This, in turn, enables students to grasp the polyparadigmatic and interdisciplinary nature of contemporary philological thought, thereby fostering an awareness of the exploratory potential and practical applicability of theoretical constructs. Moreover, the program endeavors to cultivate the competence to effectively apply theoretical knowledge into practical contexts.

The attainment of this overarching goal is realized through the synthesis of both theoretical and practical facets, seamlessly integrated into the curriculum. This integration significantly augments the competencies of program graduates, thereby enhancing their prospects in both local and international labor markets.

Recognizing the complexity of modern English philology, coupled with the demands of the modern labor market, the program places a distinct emphasis on training English-language communicators who possess ethical competence, theoretical acumen, and practical proficiencies commensurate with the multifaceted realm of philology.

In response to these aforementioned imperatives, the master's program endeavors to train specialists capable of making substantial contributions to the processes of intercultural dialogue and Georgia's integration with English-speaking nations.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
  • knows:

    • The history of linguistic doctrines, main branches of modern linguistics, paradigms, rules, principles and methods of linguistic thought;
    • The genre characteristics of the samples of English and American literature, the essence of grammatical, syntactic, stylistic, philosophical-hermeneutic, literary and integrative processing of the text;
    • The principles of analytical-synthetic processing of information and the specifics of the ethical code;
    • The lexical and syntactic features of oral and written texts of appropriate difficulty for competent use of the English language (C1).

    Describes:

    • the peculiarities of the dynamics of linguistic thinking and the existing paradigmatic situation in modern linguistics;
    • the regularities of the history and development of English and American literature.

  • Skills
  • The graduate:

    • Carries out grammatical, syntactical, stylistic, philosophical-hermeneutic, literary analysis and integrative processing of a literary text.
    • Synthesizes the principal theoretical and methodological paradigms relevant to the field of philology, particularly in the fields of sociolinguistics and comparative studies; conducts a linguistic analysis of a literary text.
    • Proficiently constructs cogently organized written and spoken compositions, each tailored to specific communicative objectives and diverse formats, displaying a seamless fluency, appropriateness of style, and adept utilization of organizational models and cohesive linguistic elements.
    • In the pursuit of formulating well-founded conclusions pertaining to philological domains, systematically investigates information from a myriad of sources, adeptly crafting and articulating these issues coherently and lucidly for both experts in the field (philologists and language educators) and non-professionals (general public) by employing modern information technologies.

  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • The graduate:

    • Apprehending the complex domain of English philology, takes responsibility for professional development within the context of prepared papers (abstract, small-scale research, thesis) by comparing/contrasting data, synthesizing and presenting results, as well as maintaining standards of academic integrity.
  • Date of approval: 11-06-2008
    Approval protocol number: 50
    Date of program update:
    Update protocol number: 35-19
    Program details:
    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    In order to obtain a master's academic degree in English philology, a student needs to accumulate 120 credits, which means the block of major specialty subjects - 108 credits (including the preparation and defense of a master's thesis - 30 credits), the block of optional subjects - 12 credits.

    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    ACWR5123Academic Writing for Philologists (Eng.)3 1
    ENGL5134English Language I9 1
    ENLT5325History of English Literature (Eng.)6 1
    LANC5219Language and Communication (Eng.)6 1
    LING5111Modern Theories and Research Methods in Linguistics6 1
    AMLT5321History of American Literature (Eng.)6 2
    ENGL5335English Language II9 2
    ENGL6231Text Processing (Eng.)3 2
    SEMN5219Semantics (Eng.)6 2
    LALT5213Linguistic Analysis of a Literary Text (Eng.)6 3
    LING5217Text Linguistics6 3
    LING6115Contrastive Linguistics6 3
    SOLG5122Sociolinguistics6 3
    ENGL6110Master's thesis in English Language (English)30 4

    Credits sum:

    108

    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    MDDS5310Media Discourse6
    RMLG5320Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis in Linguistics6
    FRAN5135French Language I6
    GERM5135German Language A16
    ITAL5135Italian Language A I6
    SPAN5135Spanish Language A I6
    FRAN5235French Language II6
    GERM5235German Language A26
    ITAL5235Italian Language A II6
    LAHL5232English Language and Historical Linguistics6
    LING5115Language and Culture6
    SPAN5235Spanish Language A II6
    TPNA5523Theory and Practice of Negotiation3
    EDUC5212Teaching and Learning Theories and Strategies6
    ENGL6515Business Communication (Eng.)3
    INCM5365Intercultural Communication (Eng.)6

    Credits sum:

    90









    Matrix Of Privequisites

    Evaluation system


    Weekly review

    24 point / 24%;

    Research Paper

    16 point/ 16%;

    Midterm exams

    25 point / 25%;

    Final exam

    35 point / 35%


    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed



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